A failed experiment with GlusterFS

GlusterFS is a clustered file system that can be used when you want to share the content across different machines which can be accomplished by NFS as well. But the difference is, NFS failover is hard.

In GlusterFS, you can add two servers known as bricks in Gluster’s terminology on which your volume can be created as a replica. All data is replicated to both the servers by Gluster. GlusterFS has support for advertising the volumes as NFS shares as well, but I didn’t use it because of the basic reason – failover.

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NFS cannot allocate memory and No such file or directory errors

NFS cannot allocate memory seems to be common issue a lot of people face while mounting NFSv4 shares, as revealed from search results on Google. Even I faced it when trying to mount a NFS share exported from my desktop on my Raspberry Pi. It didn’t give the error on the Pi, though. I discovered this issue when debugging this problem and tried to mount on localhost.

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